WATERLOO — Henry Landschoot arrived to teach middle school mathematics in Waterloo in September 1969.

He was 21 years old and fresh out of college.

Monday, the 69-year-old Landschoot was honored with a plaque and words of thanks for a 48-year career that has come to an end.

“I loved it very much. I enjoyed the kids, the staff and the administrators I worked with,” Landschoot said Monday.

“But it’s time. I leave the technology department in good shape,” he said.

The Phelps native spent more than 30 years teaching mathematics to seventh and eighth graders before becoming full-time technology coordinator.

He actually retired a few years ago, but kept working on a part-time basis as technology coordinator, website master and teaching the staff how to use technology in the classroom.

The district has made fifth-grade science teacher Toby Coleman a teacher on special assignment for the coming school year to serve as website master and staff development director.

Appointments approved by the board Monday include:

• Erica Oliver and Kristen Lamson to three-year probationary appointments as special education teachers at LaFayette Intermediate School.

• Kristen Hefti to a four-year probationary appointment as English teacher at Waterloo High School.

• Sherrill O’Brien and Josh Rice to assist in the technology department for four hours a day, five days a week for up to nine weeks.

• Angela Markel and Michelle Mateo to work in the grades 3-5 summer reading program at LaFayette Intermediate School.

• Kristen Hefti to work in the English Language Arts summer curriculum program.

• Casey Kapp as a teaching assistant and Melissa Stenberg as a registered nurse in the 2017 SPARK program at Skoi-Yase Primary School this summer.

In other action, the board:

• Accepted the resignation of LaFayette Intermediate School music teacher Abigail Sullivan after four years.

• Approved paying Seneca County $32,000 toward the cost of having the county provide a substance abuse prevention counselor in the district.

• Approved tours of the high school from 2 to 3 p.m. July 29 by members of the Class of 1967, which is having its 50-year reunion this year.

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